Ranelagh redbrick a perfect marriage of old and new

No 24 Beechwood Avenue, which is on the market for €1.375 million, retains all the proportions and symmetry of its Victorian-era construction, but has been sympathetically upgraded

No 24 Beechwood Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6: the light-filled, fully fitted kitchen with its attractive grey and white colour scheme

The transformation of the period town house into a home fit for a modern family has remained a hallmark of the property landscape over the last few decades. In particular, the architectural framework of the late Victorian redbrick has proven consistently adaptable to contemporary living. Where once the rear of the typical 1890s terrace consisted of a tiny working pantry and scullery, the updated version is graced by the all-important light filled kitchen extension designed ...